Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Flannels are Arriving and an Ode to Miss Kitty Cucumber



Flannel season is coming upon us and we are starting to get our new flannels in the store. Today we put up Doodle Bugs which comes to us from Northcott...to my way of thinking Northcott makes absolutely the finest quality flannel on the market. This grouping is in terrific bright pastels and are suitable for girls of all ages ... tonnes of co-ordinates and they are only $9.99/metre (8.99 per yard).



Oh how I love Miss Kitty Cucumber. As far as I know, the first run of Kitty Cucumber fabric came out about 10 years ago and I was immediately smitten by her charm. In the Beginning fabrics has brought her back along with a whole host of charming co-ordinates! We have a large selection of them in stock now and the best part they are only $9.99/metre ($8.99/yd).

According to the Smithsonian:
Kitty Cucumber (a cat character) first appeared in 1985, in a die-cut booklet produced by B. Shackman & Company, Inc. This firm has sold toys and printed materials since 1898. The Victorian-style Kitty's name was invented by the daughter of the president of the company for a favorite doll. Her mother designed the Kitty Cucumber now used on a variety of products, such as books, paper dolls, and art work.






This lovely pattern is available to download free of charge from In The Beginning!

If kiddie fabric isn't your thing ... we also have some new blenders and tone on tones as well as a few metallic prints that are absolutely killer! We hope you will check them out!

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